Monday, November 9, 2009

path to college and beyond

11.09.09. Great scientific discoveries are often made rather incidentally by people blindly following their most passionate interests. The same can be true for great careers, scientific and otherwise. We took some time to encourage the students to think critically and specifically about their own interests, and how these interests might influence their choice of high school (many New York City public high schools are highly specialized and students must apply), college, and beyond. Students made flow charts showing their own projected paths through middle school, high school, college, and (potentially) grad school. Mr. Mugler and Mr. Seymour then shared their own charts detailing their windy paths. This activity generated many interesting questions from students, on topics ranging from green energy to laser-driven fusion to graduate study in dance.